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== Suggestions and corrections to the Joomla! 1.5 Quick Start Guide PDF ==
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After working through the [http://help.joomla.org/ghop/feb2008/task048/joomla_15_quickstart.pdf Quick Start Guide], I would like to make the following suggestion and correction. My edits are marked in bold.
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Page 13 (suggestion)
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:10. For the landscaping website, create five different articles in each of our '''four''' categories. '''Use the [http://www.lipsum.com/ Lipsum generator] to easily generate text.''' Use the “read more” button to divide each article into introductory information and then full content.  From each category, choose two items to display on the front page using the “Front Page” toggle switch:
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''Comment: I neglected creating articles for the Presidents category which later is needed when adding the Newsflash module. Take it or leave it.''
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''Comment: I found the quick tutorial not very quick when I realized I needed to create 20 articles - 4 categories with 5 articles for each. I noticed the Lorem ipsum text being used in the screen shot, so I thought that would be a nice reference to point the user to in case there are those who might not feel bothered to go any further with the tutorial.''
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:3. Name the module “Breadcrumbs” but disable the title in the “Show Title” setting. '''Choose the "Breadcrumb" position in order to display this below the logo.''' Leave the rest of the settings the same:
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''Comment: I was using Joomla! version 1.5.15 when completing this tutorial.  The default position is "left", not "top", as indicated in the screen shot.  "Left" places it below the login module and not as illustrated in the tutorial.  Using "top" places it awkwardly below the Newsflash module and in some cases not even visible depending on how long the Newsflash module extends. "Breadcrumb" seems to be the position that generates the desired location as seen in the screen shot.''
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[[User:Sbalzer|Sbalzer]] 04:04, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

Revision as of 22:04, 24 November 2009

Where can I indicate that there is a slight (probably transient) problem with the "Joomla! v 1.5 Quick Start Guide"?

I followed directions and installed XAMPP 1.7.2 and was unable to get Joomla 1.5.14 to run. Root cause: XAMPP 1.7.2 installs the latest version of PHP which is not supported in Joomla 1.5.

I finally installed XAMPP 1.7.1 which installs a supported version of PHP (5.2.9).

It was only a bit frustrating.

John2 18:55, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

www needs altering to

To redirect anyone visiting http://www.joomla.org site with the www. to the none www. version

RewriteEngine on
Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.JOOMLA.org [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*) http://JOOMLA.org/$1 [L,R=301]


Redirecting anyone visiting http://joomla.org without the www. to http://www.JOOMLA.org:

RewriteEngine on
Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.JOOMLA.org [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*) http://www.JOOMLA.org/$1 [L,R=301]

15:34, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

Suggestions and corrections to the Joomla! 1.5 Quick Start Guide PDF

After working through the Quick Start Guide, I would like to make the following suggestion and correction. My edits are marked in bold.


Page 13 (suggestion)

10. For the landscaping website, create five different articles in each of our four categories. Use the Lipsum generator to easily generate text. Use the “read more” button to divide each article into introductory information and then full content. From each category, choose two items to display on the front page using the “Front Page” toggle switch:

Comment: I neglected creating articles for the Presidents category which later is needed when adding the Newsflash module. Take it or leave it.

Comment: I found the quick tutorial not very quick when I realized I needed to create 20 articles - 4 categories with 5 articles for each. I noticed the Lorem ipsum text being used in the screen shot, so I thought that would be a nice reference to point the user to in case there are those who might not feel bothered to go any further with the tutorial.


Page 45 (correction)

3. Name the module “Breadcrumbs” but disable the title in the “Show Title” setting. Choose the "Breadcrumb" position in order to display this below the logo. Leave the rest of the settings the same:

Comment: I was using Joomla! version 1.5.15 when completing this tutorial. The default position is "left", not "top", as indicated in the screen shot. "Left" places it below the login module and not as illustrated in the tutorial. Using "top" places it awkwardly below the Newsflash module and in some cases not even visible depending on how long the Newsflash module extends. "Breadcrumb" seems to be the position that generates the desired location as seen in the screen shot.


Sbalzer 04:04, 25 November 2009 (UTC)